In a movie that adds a lot to the galaxy far, far away, Rose Tico is an important new window into the world of Star Wars: The Last Jedi - and actress Kelly Marie Tran is clearly having the time of her life now that the movie is out. But a new behind-the-scenes featurette lets us see the moments that secured her place in the cast.
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Writer-director Rian Johnson cast Kelly Marie Tran as The Last Jedi's Rose Tico in November 2015. A month later, shortly before The Force Awakens was set to premiere, she was in London for make-up and wardrobe tests but still didn't know much about who she was playing. Rather naturally, she asked Johnson if she could read the Last Jedi script, and he obliged. That's when things got awkward.